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patitent-groupSeptember 24 2014

A consultation on proposals to let Public health England authorise patient group directions is underway.

The MHRA’s consultation MLX 388 says regulatory changes would “strengthen the health protection response to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other incidents through extending the use of PGDs to staff employed by PHE.”

Scenarios cited in the consultation document include an avian flu outbreak, a child on a large traveller site being diagnosed with diphtheria, the arrival of a new pandemic strain of flu in the UK, or an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in a large tower block in student accommodation on a campus.

While the NHS would have the primary responsibility for supplying or administering vaccines or medicines during incidents and outbreaks, the proposals would mean PHE would be able to support the NHS response where necessary, in “exceptional circumstances”.

The proposals to update the list of authorising bodies in the medicines regulations would also apply to the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Comments should be returned to the Department of Health by October 31.

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